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    How common is wrist trouble in boxing? I took some private sessions a few months back but had to stop as my right wrist became really sore after padwork. Saw the doc and he said just rest it for at least a month. I rested it for three months and took a boxing class but again after some relatively light bag and padwork the same wrist has started to flare up.

    So annoying. My hands and wrists are seriously well wrapped so that's not what's wrong. Anyone got any hints as to what I should do next?

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    It might be that you dont have enough paading on the back of the hand, it could also be that you ar not throwing the punch correctly.

    Padwork does impact a lot of people especialy if the person padding returns or meets the glove with to much force, but if you are getting it on a bag then I am thinking its down to the way you have wrapped your hands or how you punch..

    what part of London are you in ?

    did you have your injury checked by a Doctor ?

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    The doctor just examined it but I suspect he wasn't 100% sure what the issue was and just hoped that rest would do the trick. It didn't.

    I'm in Putney. I have taken privates with a pretty well respected coach and whilst my punching technique was pants to begin with it's pretty good now, at least that's what he tells me lol. I wrap my hands as well as I can but I don't really know of a way to give the wrist any extra protection other than to make sure it is as well supported as it can be. I reckoned it might be ligament damage but I really thought that after three months out it would have healed by now. I might have to go find myself a sports injury specialist.

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    I have had awful wrist problems over the years, have seen top specialists who still can't properly diagnose them. As Bateman says its normally down to incorrect technique, or (as in my case) lack of wrapping. As a 'youngun' I got away with it but did a lot of damage for now unfortunately and nowadays can't even lift weights without looking after my wrists.

    The best thing I ever found was zinc oxide tape and I wish I'd found it years ago! I always strap up with this then wrap my hands. Be prepared to lose the hair from your wrists forever lol
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    Maybe not big enough gloves, i have the same problem if i do padwork with 10's
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    Quote Originally Posted by genesis View Post
    Maybe not big enough gloves, i have the same problem if i do padwork with 10's
    haha , i would favour a 12 or 14 ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave78 View Post

    The best thing I ever found was zinc oxide tape and I wish I'd found it years ago! I always strap up with this then wrap my hands. Be prepared to lose the hair from your wrists forever lol
    Do you wrap your entire hand and wrist with zinc oxide tape or just the weak points?
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    maybe try some better padded gloves , i personaly dont think wrapping your wrists is going to make that much difference if any. Just pack your wraps out and also make sure your reach is right on the bag , without seeing you punch I couldnt say.
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    Proper hand wrapping is very important.
    Also use 16oz gloves.
    If your new to boxing your hands will need to get used to it.
    My hands used to kill when I first started but after time they just stopped hurting and I think it was a combination of all the things mentioned:

    1)Improved technique
    2)Correct wrapping
    3)16oz gloves
    4)Conditioning/Strengthened

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    Quote Originally Posted by crimethink View Post
    Do you wrap your entire hand and wrist with zinc oxide tape or just the weak points?
    Lol only the wrists dude. Then I use a mexican hand wrap as would be the norm.
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